Area: 1650 sqm
Design Team: Marialena Tsolka, Natalia Sakarellou, Sotiris Tseronis
Set among trees above the coastline at Voula, Kavafi House is a classically arranged contemporary villa residence. Presented initially as a series of formal geometric volumes, the white horizontal axises are interwoven with stonework and wooden paneling to create a rich and organic architectural language. Internally the house offers the perfect programmatic balance between work and play, creating a timeless piece of architecture that will remain the focal point of family life for years into the future.
The building is orientated to maximise its engagement with the landscape around it, with double height glazing connecting the interior spaces to the natural layering of the gardens and topography beyond. A clear affinity between the architecture and nature is expressed across the site, with mature silver birch trees brought within the plan, breaking the massing with a decorative green accent. The crisp geometry of the vertical arrangement is intertwined with a softly curving stone and wood pergola that sinuously wraps its way around the internal envelope. Planted with ivies, a wooden brise soleil set within the pergola creates a series of playful silhouettes and shadows throughout the day as the sun arcs overhead.
The double-height ground floor programme is arranged to bring the indoor and outdoor spaces together as one, allowing family life and social gatherings to flow from one area to another. On the loft level above are a series of office areas, creating the ideal space for work, with the master bedrooms and private terraces on the upper floor. An expansive basement level houses self-contained guest rooms, golf simulator, play rooms, family gym, library and studies, with an exclusive private bar illuminated by skylights set beneath the water in the pool areas above. The house features the latest integrated SMART technologies and was designed and built to the very best A+ environmental standards, with construction and interior materials meeting the latest sustainability criteria and triple glazing specified throughout to ensure low emissions.